Orange County’s First Mandarin Immersion Program is a Success for Capistrano Unified School District!
Open Enrollment for second year of program is Feb. 4 to 22.
Bergeson Elementary School and Capistrano Unified School District are proud to provide the first publicly offered Mandarin Chinese Immersion Program in Orange County.
This magnet program offers a unique educational experience with the goal of developing biliteracy, bilingualism, and biculturalism in elementary students. It is an educational model that provides academic instruction in English and Mandarin Chinese.
The goals of this language immersion program are for students to develop high levels of language proficiency and literacy in both program languages, to demonstrate high levels of academic achievement, and to develop an appreciation for and an understanding of diverse cultures.
In its first year, the Mandarin Immersion Program (MIP) has proven a success with more than 95 students in two Kindergarten classes and one 1st grade class as well as additional students in a fee-based pre-K program and weekly adult classes. Walking around the Bergeson campus, it is exciting to hear the children sing and speak in Mandarin.
Bergeson Elementary School of Capistrano Unified School District in Laguna Niguel invites parents of incoming Kindergartners both in and out of the district to the LAST informational meeting to learn about open enrollment for the Mandarin Immersion Program on Feb. 12 in the Library at 8 a.m at Marian Bergeson Elementary in Laguna Niguel.
This is a very popular program and space is limited. Parents can contact the school directly for any questions regarding the mandatory informational meeting and tour. Open Enrollment for the Mandarin Immersion Program will be from Feb. 4 – 22 for the 2013-14 school year. Notification of acceptance into the program will be the week of March 4, 2013. Children must be 5 years old by Oct. 1, to apply for the 2013-14 school year.
For more information contact: Bergeson Elementary School in Laguna Niguel at (949) 643-1540 or visit www.capousd.org.
-- From a Friends of Mandarin Immersion Program press release.